Monthly Archives: December 2013

Israel fires rockets at Lebanon

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military fired a barrage of shells into southern Lebanon in retaliation after five Katyusha-style rockets were launched against the Jewish state on Sunday, officials and reports said. The

16 killed in suicide bombing in Russia’s south

MOSCOW — A suicide bomber struck a busy railway station in southern Russia on yesterday, killing at least 15 people and wounding scores more, officials said, in a stark reminder of the

Thai army moves to allay coup fears

BANGKOK — Thailand’s powerful but politicized army sought to ease fears on Monday it might step in to resolve a festering political crisis, while anti-government protesters entrenched positions around Bangkok as they

Rizal statue now nat’l treasure

MANILA — One hundred years after it was erected, the Rizal memorial statue (Rizal Monument) was declared a national cultural treasure on Monday by the National Museum of the Philippines. The National

Rizal Day becomes official holiday in Carson

CARSON – The city with the largest known full-size Jose Rizal monument in the US is now the first US city to declare December 30, the date of Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s

Gold’s allure fades as stocks enjoy resurgence

SINGAPORE – Gold’s allure is diminishing as stock markets around the world make consecutive record highs. Spot gold – 0.5% lower at $1,208.24/oz on Monday – may continue to lose its shine